TRIBUTE: Celebrating 40 Years of The Jacksons’ Eponymous Debut Album ‘The Jacksons’
mega successful albums, including their 1969 debut long-player, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, their effervescent energy, the Jackson 5 were the embodiment of the young, gifted, and Black generation that grand 1970 trifecta—ABC, Third Album, and The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, and 1971’s Maybe Tomorrow The Jackson 5 Motown (1969-1971), the Jackson 5—Michael, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, and Marlon—rose to become one of of Motown’s biggest acts before, but the Jackson 5 themselves were teenage idols and their appeal
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was basically a "new edition" of the Jackson 5. Paradoxically, Motown founder Berry Gordy wanted to mold the Jackson 5 into a "new edition" of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Signed to StreetWise
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 45 Years of Michael Jackson’s Debut Album ‘Got to Be There’
rooms of alcohol buzzed adults eager to be brutally honest if the Jackson 5 were just a cute gimmick opportunity to step beyond the shadow of the sibling package that collectively spawned Jackson 5 mania the television debut of his trademark dance move, a 13 year-old Michael Jackson laid the album in the discussion of his unmatched solo career, or mistake it for a Jackson 5 LP, you bypass the base of the most talented label roster known to mankind. However, in between the rise of the Jackson 5 and
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Brown and Jackie Wilson, Michael became the epicenter of the Jackson 5 as they earned accolades at January 1970, "I Want You Back" rocketed to number one on both the pop and R&B charts, and the Jackson 5 became remarkable a run as the Jackson 5 had -- at the dawn of the '70s, each of their first four singles went to Original Song (he would lose). Not long afterward, the careers of both Michael and the Jackson 5 slowed rose to stardom in 1969 as the 11-year-old frontman for his family's band, the Jackson 5. As
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band, The Jackson 5, group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph ” and was instantly hooked back in 1983. Arguably inspired by the legacy of the original soul boy
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 45 Years of Isaac Hayes’ ‘Black Moses’
top of the RnB chart. The album’s lead single—the cover of the Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Digable Planets’ ‘Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)’
Planets, but also references The Jackson 5, Isaac Hayes, and The Black Panther Party. Listening to
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, she first appeared on-stage with the Jackson 5 at age seven, and began a sitcom acting career at the begun performing together as the Jackson 5 by the time she was born. Bitten by the performing bug
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, which generated a number one cover of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There." Featured on the track was
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, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Commodores, the Velvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas , Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5. Though he also signed various white acts on the label, he largely
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Janet Jackson’s Breakthrough Album ‘Control’
—and at times participated in—her brothers’ extraordinary rise to super-stardom from the sidelines , first with The Jackson 5’s hyper-prolific 1970s heyday, followed by her brother Michael’s
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of P.M. Dawn’s ‘Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience’
. Featuring a melodic mélange of samples from Prince, The Jackson 5, The Doobie Brothers, and their
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Mobb Deep’s ‘Hell on Earth’
courtesy of the Jackson 5’s “Can You Remember,” but slowed down and distorted to almost beyond the point of
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-based; in these cases, the former track appropriated snippets of the Doors' "Five to One," while the latter sampled the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back." More high-profile productions followed, and before
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Tomorrow,” originally recorded by The Jackson 5. The song was featured on jazz musician Aaron Bing's the fourth annual D23 Expo. On September 29, Campbell was featured on a remake of the song, "Maybe
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Jay Z’s ‘The Blueprint’
Blueprint gets. It features the album’s catchiest hook, and a beat by Kanye that samples the Jackson 5’s
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 35 Years of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’
Off the Wall. Jackson, no longer just considered the twirling Wunderkind of The Jackson 5 had proven
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Naughty By Nature’s ’19 Naughty III’
around a catchy beat from an instantly recognizable sample source (The Jackson 5’s “ABC”) and
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the Jackson 5 cover “All I Do is Think of You”). What’s more, Trent Reznor—whose band Nine Inch Nails
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 40 Years of the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Soundtrack
legendary Motown production team, The Corporation, who famously helmed The Jackson 5's astonishing initial
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